The Awkward Issue

Issue 14, Summer 2009

Issue 14

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Read stories by writers disillusioned with privilege, global travel and the Christian religion. When you question what you’ve assumed is good and normal, things get awkward. If you have courage, you venture forth in search of truth, and things get daringly awkward. In this issue we also publish the winners of our Daringly Awkward Sermon contest. Enjoy!

  • Trouble with normal
  • Quick clips from the awkward issue
    Geez Staff
  • Awkward sermon winners
    Geez Staff
  • Child of empire
    Emily Mekash 20
  • Black hand on the Bible
    Will Braun 30
  • Not one of those
    Brenda Melles 39
  • Breaking the law
    Geez Staff 68
  • The danger of civility
    Geez Staff 69
  • Violent means to peaceful ends: Computing Congo‚Äôs mineral war
    Dan Leonard 74
  • Lonely Planet guide: Backyard 57
  • A heartfelt cringe
    NIcholas Klassen 10
  • To pull the cord
    Jonathan Wright 18
  • Golden plumbing
    Esther Harder 21
  • The big biblical sell-off
    Nathan Mantey 22
  • A doubter’s companion to pending disaster
    Brian Hull 25
  • My Old Grandpa
    Lorne Shuckster 25
  • The ladies bathroom
    Carrie S. Martin 32
  • Not by choice
    Diane Driedger 33
  • gangly, somber and sickly
    Anna Frenette 34
  • No room in the inn
    Michelle Schaafsma 35
  • Tell me the old, old story
    Mandy Smith 36
  • A family of faith
    Anne Dayton 42
  • Maximun Security
    Chris Hoke 46
  • The sexy 700 Club
    John Spalding 47
  • Version C: Accepting the violence-prone fringe
    Robb Grace 50
  • The great indoord
    Robert Jirucha 51
  • The bliss of ignorance
    Dan Schreiber 53
  • Nowhere left to go: The maturation of wanderlust
    Anneli Rufus 54
  • An alien river
    Will Braun 56
  • A guide for Spiritual Tourists
    Hannah Faith Notess 60
  • Farting against thunder: A sermon about Ecclesiastes
    Ted Harrison 63
  • An irrational look at the cross
    Katherine Munnik 64
  • Good God, bad things
    Jenny Rae Armstrong 65
  • Beehive rug
    Leslie Barnwell 66
  • A dying father and an elusive blessing
    Robert Rowen-Herzog 68
  • Youthful idealism 76

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